Julia Roberts, Sissy Spacek on co-starring in ‘Homecoming’
TORONTO (AP) — Julia Roberts and Sissy Spacek, two big-smiling big-screen legends, were remembering the first time they met.
It was when Roberts, then 13, took a trip to New York to visit her older brother, the actor Eric Roberts, who was making 1981's "Raggedy Man" with Spacek and her husband, the production designer Jack Fisk.
Lynn says she’s better after illness sent her to hospital
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Loretta Lynn says she is doing better after a brief hospital visit to treat an illness that kept her from attending a CMT tribute to her and other female country artists.
A message posted on Lynn's official Facebook page Saturday afternoon said she is feeling better and is now resting at home. Lynn's post said she was sick, but did not provide additional details.
Country women lift each other up at CMT Artists of the Year
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — This one's for the girls, during a night when CMT honored all female stars, from Loretta Lynn to Carrie Underwood and Kelsea Ballerini, at their annual Artists of the Year show in an empowering night of lifting up each other.
Although female artists still struggle to get airplay, the women saluted each other for breaking through the barriers in the industry on Wednesday night in Nashville, Tennessee.
Country women applaud CMT for all-female awards show
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country icon Loretta Lynn doesn't mince words when it comes to CMT's decision to honor all-female artists, including Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert and more, at its annual Artists of the Year show, where Lynn will be recognized as an artist of a lifetime.
"It's about dadgum time that we recognize women and not just country music but all music," Lynn, 86, said in a statement to The Associated Press. "A big yee haw to CMT for doing so."
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Today's look back at country music >>>
1963 - Patsy Cline was killed in a plane crash in Camden, Tennessee along with Cowboy Copas and Hawkshaw Hawkins
1973 - Born on this day in Amarillo, Texas, was Trent Willmon, country music artist, who scored the 2006 top 20 album A Little More Livin'
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1959 - Born on this day, was Larry Stewart, country music singer, best known for his role as lead singer of the country pop band Restless Heart.
1962 - Born on this day in Meridian, Mississippi, was Ty Herndon, country music singer who scored the 1995 US #1 hit single “What Mattered Most”
Celeb birthdays for the week of Dec. 24-30
Dec. 24: Actor Clarence Gilyard ("Walker, Texas Ranger") is 62. Actress Stephanie Hodge ("Unhappily Ever After") is 61. Bassist-synthesizer player Ian Burden of Human League is 60. Actor Anil Kapoor ("Slumdog Millionaire") is 58. Singer Mary Ramsey of 10,000 Maniacs is 54. Actor Mark Valley ("Boston Legal") is 53. Actor Diedrich Bader ("The Drew Carey Show") is 51. Singer Ricky Martin is 46. "Twilight" series author Stephenie Meyer is 44. TV host Ryan Seacrest is 43. Actor Michael Raymond-James ("Once Upon a Time," ''True Blood") is 40. Singer Louis Tomlinson of One Direction is 26.
WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — There's a change in leadership at the Maine International Film Festival in Waterville.
Mike Perreault is taking over the top post from Shannon Haines, who's served as festival director for 15 years.
Haines will remain involved with the festival in her role as president and chief executive officer of Waterville Creates!
WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — Lauren Hutton has been honored with a Maine film festival's "Mid-Life Achievement Award."
The 73-year-old model and actress tells the Morning Sentinel (http://bit.ly/2vq08xL ) she was thrilled to receive the award, which means she has a lot to look forward to and accomplish.
The organizers of the Maine International Film Festival decided to honor her for her work in films like "Paper Lion" and "A Wedding."
Smart Rating: 95.51Genre: Crime dramaStarring: Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek, Warren OatesInspired by real-life killers Charles Starkweather and Caril-Ann Fugate, this tale of crime and love begins in a dead-end town. Teenage girl Holly (Sissy Spacek) angers her father (Warren Oates) when she begins dating an older and rebellious boy (Martin Sheen). After a conflict between Holly and her father erupts in murder, the young lovers are forced to flee. In the ensuing crime spree, they journey through the Midwest to the Badlands of Montana, eluding authorities along the way.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Some scenes for a motion picture starring Robert Redford, Sissy Spacek and Casey Affleck are slated to be filmed in southwest Ohio.
The Cincinnati Enquirer reports some scenes for "The Old Man and The Gun" are scheduled to be shot Tuesday in Bethel, about 35 miles (56 kilometers) east of Cincinnati.
Some of the village locations chosen for the movie include a gas station and a theater.
Smart Rating: 80.59Genre: docudramaStarring: Sissy Spacek, Jeff Daniels, Don HoodOusted parole-board chairwoman Marie Ragghianti (Sissy Spacek) blows the whistle on corruption in 1968 Tennessee.Note: Image not from "Marie: A True Story."
Redford says he’s retiring from acting to focus on directing
Film star Robert Redford says he's retiring soon from acting to focus on directing.
In an online interview with his grandson Dylan Redford, the 80-year-old star says he's getting tired of acting. "I'm an impatient person so it's hard for me to sit around and do take after take after take," he says.
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chile's Supreme Court on Thursday lengthened the prison sentences of two former military officers convicted in the 1973 killing of two Americans during the early days of Gen. Augusto Pinochet's dictatorship.
In a unanimous ruling, the court sentenced retired Gen. Pedro Espinoza to 15 years, up from the seven ordered by the trial judge, and ex-Col. Rafael Gonzalez to three years instead of two.
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